The startup culture has become active for the last few years, with many founders finding success in their ventures and many unicorn companies breaking out of the fold. Most of the highly successful companies today all started from startups, and many other entrepreneurs and founders are looking to achieve the same. To make that happen, some guidance is necessary, and that is why 20-year startup veteran and serial entrepreneur Greg Shepard launched his initiative called Business Operating Support System (BOSS) Startup Science.
Greg Shepard has been in the startup world for 20 years and has recorded success with many ventures. He has 12 liquidity events under his belt, with two getting sold as part of a $925 million transaction that won 4 PE awards for transactions between $250 million and a billion dollars. His success in the startup world positioned him suitably to guide other aspiring startup founders and upcoming founders. With his experience, he developed BOSS, a business methodology to empower and educate entrepreneurs on how to increase their startup’s success rate.
Gregory Shepard is all out in achieving success with startups, and his life’s work has revolved around that. From experience, he claims startup companies in the world are doing a lot of things wrongly, which is responsible for the 90% failure rate that is prevalent in the industry. Through BOSS Startup Science, Greg is proving that this does not have to be the norm.
His research paper, Silver Master, researches why startup companies fail and addresses all topics, and paired with this research paper, he hopes to do more with direct and indirect mentorship through the BOSS Startup Science platform. Silver Master teaches the framework and tools in BOSS and is oriented around the Startup Lifecycle which is composed of 7 distinct phases that educates entrepreneurs through years of wisdom and success.
Shepard draws motivation from his desire to change the income and wealth inequality that exists in the world today. He intends to advocate for entrepreneurship and push people to go into the startup world so they can unlock a new category of wealth creation. To assist startups and push them towards success, he also operates BOSS Capital Partners, a global syndicate for investing in tech startups globally.
Greg Shepard is a member of the Forbes Business Council and Forbes Technology Council. He is a ForbesBooks podcaster and host of his podcast The BOSS Podcast and has more than 100 articles published in national and international publications in his name. He has spoken at different TEDx events, universities, conferences, and associations worldwide. He hosts a show on Forbes Radio and has been featured as a guest on over 25 highly rated podcasts as well as other shows on network television and radio.
With 25 years under the bridge for him as an experienced startup founder, investor, mentor, and adviser, Gregory Shepard looks forward to a new world for founders and investors. He hopes to instill confidence and get more people into the startup space while also helping them achieve success in their various niches. In the next five years, he sees himself continuing the world and extending his platform’s reach to capture other parts of the world beyond the United States.Learn more about Gregory Shepard and his work in the startup world on his website.